Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Seminars – Spring 2018
Seminars will be held at 1:00 pm each Friday. The specific meeting room for each seminar is listed along with the speaker information on Blackboard for students enrolled in CHEM 490/790.
PLEASE BE ON TIME! Changes in the topic, location or date will be announced at the previous seminar and posted in hard copy outside the Chem & Biochem Department office, Planetary Hall room 303, and in Blackboard. All graduate students are expected to attend all seminars, whether registered or not. CHEM 790/490 is an attendance/participation based course. It is your responsibility to sign the attendance sheet.
You must have at least 90% attendance to get A, 80% for B, 70% for C, and <70% for F.
In addition, you must submit a summary page of the seminar you have attended. This should be in your own words demonstrating your interest and understanding. You could use available on the topic. The hard copy summary is due during the next seminar. Students who need to present a seminar as a requirement for the MS or PhD should schedule a date one semester in since the schedule fills quickly.
Seminars are teleconferenced. Attend either campus, Fairfax or Prince William.
LOCATION on campuses:
Fairfax campus, Innovation 131
Prince William campus, Bull Run Hall, 258 (or 254 noted by *)
TIME: Friday 1:00pm-2:15pm
|2/2||Young-Ok You, Hao Jing/Benoit Van Aken||George Mason Chemistry||Introduction, New faculty|
|Hao Jing/Benoit Van Aken|
|2/9||H. Henry Tang||George Washington University||Besides Thermodynamics, What Other Factors Are Controlling Mineralization and Weathering at Near-Surface Conditions?|
|2/16||Carrie Klein, Jennifer Lebron||Journal of Mason Graduate Research||Ten Steps to Publication|
|2/23*||Michael Massiah||George Washington University||Characterizing the interactions of the B-box E3 ligase with E2 conjugating enzyme: Learning about protein ubiquitination.|
|3/9||Hong Yin||Alexandria Renew Enterprises||TBD|
|3/23||Jakub Kostal||George Washington University||Computational approaches to designing safer chemicals|
|3/30||Hao Jing||George Mason Chemistry||Manipulating Light with Inorganic Nanoparticles|
|4/6||Amarda Shehu||George Mason Computer Science||All about Energy Landscapes: Generating and Analyzing them to Predict and Characterize Protein Structure, Dynamics, and Function.|
|4/13||Reham Al-Dhelaan, Ph.D. candidate (You)||George Mason Chemistry||Investigating the Activity of the Condensation Incompetent Ketosynthase (KS0) Domain in Type I Trans-AT Polyketide Synthase|
|4/20*||Joshi Reva, M.S. candidate (Paige)||George Mason Chemistry||Molecular Dynamics Simulations on the Interleukin-1 β:Interleukin-1Receptor I:Interleukin-1 Receptor Accessory Protein Ternary Complex|
|TBD, M.S. candidate (Bishop)|
|4/27||Jacy Esterday, M.S. candidate (Weatherspoon)||George Mason Chemistry||Surface Evaluations of Two-Component Hybrid Organosilane Coatings with Polar and Non-Polar Liquids|
|5/4||Kyung Hyeon Lee, Ph.D. candidate (Paige)||George Mason Chemistry||Structural and Kinetic characterizations of the Leukotriene A4 Hydrolase Enzyme|